The Cement Masons and Plasterers Trust Funds was established to provide medical, retirement, and individual account benefits for their eligible members and their dependents through the collective bargaining process.
This site provides general benefit information, forms and other Trust related items. Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) and Glossary of Terms can be reviewed here.
January 2020 - Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions
Are you getting ready to file your 2019 federal income tax return? The Administration Office will be mailing the Form 1095-B by March 1, 2020. The form will identify if you and your family had qualifying health coverage for part or all of 2019. Please check to make sure the information on the form is accurate and keep it with the rest of your tax documents.
It is not necessary to wait for the Form 1095-B to file your taxes. Just like last year, you can check a box on your tax return, verifying you had qualifying health coverage.
If you have any questions regarding Form 1095-B, please contact the Administration Office at (877) 367-0528, option 4.
December 1, 2019 - Teladoc Benefit
All Active, COBRA, and non-Medicare Retiree participants in the Cement Masons and Plasterers Health and Welfare Plan are eligible to use Teladoc. Teladoc provides 24/7 access to a board certified, licensed family practice doctor or pediatrician via phone or video. For more information and to register for Teladoc on or after December 1, 2019, please go to https://member.teladoc.com/aetna and the Member Registration Packet below.
October 2019 - BridgeHealth Planned Surgery Program
Effective September 1, 2019, the Trust has contracted with BridgeHealth to provide non-Medicare eligible participants with access to high quality providers across the United States who perform certain surgeries.
To obtain more information about this benefit, contact BridgeHealth at (800) 680-1366 and identify yourself as a participant in the Cement Masons and Plasterers Health and Welfare Plan or go online at www.BridgeHealthMedical.com.
JANUARY 2019 – AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) TAX PROVISIONS
The Administration Office will provide you with tax Form 1095-B which shows whether you and your family had qualifying health coverage for part or all of 2018.
You DO NOT need Form 1095-B to file your taxes. Just like last year, you can check a box on your tax return verifying you had qualifying health coverage.
You can expect to receive your Form 1095-B for the 2018 tax year in the mail by January 31, 2019. Check to make sure it’s accurate and keep it with the rest of your tax documents.
If you have any questions regarding Form 1095-B, please contact the Administration Office at (800) 732-1121, option 4.
A Note from the Board of Trustees
November 17, 2012
Members of OP&CMIA Locals’ 528 & 77 participate in the Cement Masons and Plasterers Retirement Trust.
This plan is a joint Labor-Management, Taft Hartley, Defined Benefit Plan administered by a third party administrator (WPAS, Inc.).
Your local union Business Manager may answer general questions regarding your Retirement and Health & Welfare Plans.
However, the only party authorized by the Board of Trustees to answer questions regarding benefits from the Cement Masons and Plasterers Retirement Trust is the Contract Administration Agent, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. (WPAS, Inc.). No employer or local union, nor any representative of any employer or union, is authorized to interpret these Plans nor can such person act as an agent of the Board of Trustees to guarantee benefit payments.
All questions concerning retirement plan or health & welfare plan benefit interpretations should be referred to the Trust’s Administration office. Telephone contact with the Administration office does not guarantee eligibility for benefits or benefit payments. Eligibility for benefits and benefit payments will be determined only when a claim is submitted to the Trust on the appropriate claim forms.
If you have any questions please contact the Administration Office.